Tent camping at Gettysburg National Military Park is available only at the McMillan Woods area of the park. The campground is open from April through the end of October every year. Camping is free for Scout and other youth groups at McMillan Woods and site reservations can be made up to 12 months in advance at recreation.gov.
Other options for out-of-town troops traveling to Gettysburg include staying in cabins at our council’s Camp Tuckahoe (located about 26.4 miles north of Gettysburg, but an easy 35-minute drive on Rt. 15). In addition, we can frequently accommodate groups at our council’s Camp Conewago, located in New Oxford, PA (about 16.7 miles or 30 minutes from Gettysburg).
In the past, our council had referred visiting units camping at McMillan Woods looking for a place to take showers to the YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County. Unfortunately, the shower facilities available at the YWCA do not meet BSA youth protection guidelines and we are no longer referring units there. We are currently looking for other shower facilities in the immediate vicinity that do meet BSA youth protection guidelines.
The National Park Service’s website for Gettysburg National Military Park is an excellent resource we strongly recommend units visit in planning their trip to Gettsburg.
A terrific map of the battlefield and the town of Gettysburg is available on the National Park Service’s web site. It will help you get an idea of how things are laid out in and around the battlefield.
- Gettysburg Historic Trails Program Overview
- Camping at Gettysburg National Military Park
- General Information and How Your Group Should Conduct Itself in Gettysburg
- Online Store for Gettysburg Trail Merchandise (fastest store-to-your door)
- Printable Order Form for Gettysburg Patch, Segments and Trail Medals (PDF)